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Actor Kristoff St. John found dead
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Actor Kristoff St. John found dead

  Kristoff St. John, star of the CBS television soap opera “The Young and The Restless,” was found dead Sunday in his Woodland Hills, California, home, police said. An unnamed close friend entered his home and found his body. The cause of death has not been announced, but foul play was not suspected. Friends of the actor reportedly told police […]

Egypt to host Africa Cup of Nations
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Egypt to host Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt, which is seeking to boost its tourism, following the Arab Spring, which chased visitors away, has received significant help. The country will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, a soccer or football tournament, it was announced earlier this month. The tournament, which will be held June 15 to July 13, has been expanded to 24 teams. It was […]

Skin bleaching products are being banned in some African countries
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Skin bleaching products are being banned in some African countries

“Bleach and Glow” and other skin-lightening products are a no go in Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa because they are considered dangerous. Rwanda is the latest African country to ban skin-bleaching creams and they are sending out officials across the country to seize the products. The government has banned importation of  bleaching products and law enforcement officials […]

Museum honoring Jackie Robinson opens
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Museum honoring Jackie Robinson opens

A museum honoring Major League Baseball great Jackie Robinson, whose 100th birthday  was celebrated Thursday, is scheduled to opened in New York City, where he was signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, a team he remained with until his retirement. The Jackie Robinson Museum, a 11,000 square foot,  $42 million facility, is located in Manhattan’s Tribeca and SoHo neighborhoods. It will […]

U.S. Senator Cory Booker. He also has a diverse staff
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As expected, Cory Booker throws his hat into the ring

U.S. Senator Cory Booker announced today that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the president, joining an already crowded field of others seeking the party’s 2020 nomination. Booker of New Jersey had been expected to seek the nomination and this morning he pulled the trigger. “I’ m running for president. Join me on this journey,” Booker wrote on twitter. […]

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee resigns as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee resigns as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

  She has been blocked from committee assignments U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) has resigned as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation after a former intern sued her and the CBCF in federal court. The intern accused the coordinator of the internship program of sexually assaulting her. The CBCF and Jackson Lee conspired to retaliate against Ms. […]

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is seeking the Democratic nomination for president
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Kamala Harris announces she is seeking the Democratic nomination for president

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris announced today on “Good Morning America” she is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, adding to the growing list of women who want to call the White House home. “I’m running for president of the United States, and I’m very excited about it,” said Harris, who is 54. […]

Jason Van Dyke
Deadly police shootings

Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 81 months for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald

First successful murder prosecution in 40 years of a Chicago cop Sentence is considered too short   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s African-American brother- in-law said Van Dyke wasn’t a racist although he shot to death Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager holding a pen knife in a non-threatening way,  brutalized other black men […]

Muhammad Ali
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Louisville airport renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali

  City officials expect the name change will attract tourists to the city   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Louisville, Kentucky’s International Airport has been renamed the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport in honor of Muhammad Ali, a Louisville native, three-time heavyweight boxing champ and a world-renown figure who  caused people to stop in their tracks, reach out to touch […]